Darkness Falling: A Novel of the Great Famine Patrick Dermot MacDonald Author
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1845:. In Ireland the potato crop has failed ushering in a six-year period of famine and disease which will destroy a million lives and compel another million people to flee the country.A woman cursed by a priest stands alone on a clifftop trying to summon up the courage to jump.Her brother stands accused of murder and rebellion against the State.Surrounded by a troop of soldiers a landlord destroys the homes of his tenants leaving them to die on the hillsides.The British Government responds to the crisis, reshaping Irish society with disastrous results.Darkness Falling is a story of lives destroyed by the misuse and abuse of power, of betrayal and greed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.


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